Wednesday, December 27

Getting back to normal... and other things...

I guess getting back to normal is rather relative.

The house is still turned upside down thanks to all the Christmas presents. I've straightened out all the little messes since I initially wrote this. All the toys and games start in the living room and as he wants to play with something new he moves it up to his bedroom. His room looks like a toy store exploded.

The eBookman (EBM-900) is my new electronic toy. I'm thinking it's on the low end of the ebook readers available, but I think it will work just fine for what I want. I'm never going to actually give up books, I love the feel of a book. I've installed it and registered it and hopefully will figure out whether or not I can download a couple of the books I've already read with Adobe, I'm thinking not, but I'll keep reading the manual. Jane if it's possible let me know--LOL.

I overcooked for Christmas, way, way, way overcooked. We'll be eating this stuff for the next week, though I've decided to try to mix things up a little so we're not eating the same things every night... Tuesday--stuffed shells and chicken parmesan, Wednesday--antipasto and caesar salad, Thursday--meatball heros and Friday--sausage and peppers, and hopefully that will be the end of the leftovers, from my mouth (typing fingers) to God's ears. That's not really true, I already froze a tray of stuffed shells.

I worked Bingo Tuesday afternoon. Santa must not have brought good stuff to the old folks, they were particularly cranky. One woman yelled "What the Hell do you want from me?" after she called "BINGO" and no one heard her including the caller and this made for a legistical nightmare as 2 more people called bingo after the next number was called. My first thought was "Lady if you'd called bingo as a loud as you called out WTH..." nobody'd be complaining. And then I thought how she should be worrying about being struck by lightning cursing in a Catholic school, but then I found myself mumbling "Jesus, Mary and Joseph" a couple of times and that was probably worse than "Hell"--LOL.

Last night I posted I hadn't read anything in a week. This isn't exactly true. Eloisa James' Pleasure for Pleasure has been sitting on my nightstand for the last week and I think I've read it through 2 more times, because 1. I've been too tired at night to try and pick out something from my TBR pile and 2. I've decided I really like this one--Josie and Mayne completely work for me.

I've got some errands to run and some dishes to do, so I guess things are back to normal.

Have a great day and happy reading.


Rosario said...

Congrats on the ebook reader, and welcome to ebook-land! ;-)

Don't know the answer to your question, but Jane has set up a help forum for ebooks, you might try posting there. The addy is:

Jane said...

Yeah, it's not possible to read a PDF on your ebookman. I think it only reads txt and htmls without conversion. I put together a short post here . Post if you have any follow up questions so that we can help others who may have questions

CindyS said...

At least you have a plan for your leftovers. So far, I'm a happy camper with my turkey, stuffing and potato leftovers. I think it'll last until sometime tomorrow.

I am so dragging my feet on an ebook reader. I figure I would like an iPod before an e-book reader because I do love my paperbacks.


Tara Marie said...

Rosario and Jane, I'm still playing with it, I think I'm going to have to invest in a conversion program as I find the Adobe one confusing.

Cindy, I think turkey, stuffing and potatoes is the only meal I'd eat over and over too. I've no interest in stuffed shells day after day.

I'm not giving up paperbacks either, I wanted this for books not yet available on paperback and ARCs.

Holly said...

Hey, I have that eBook Reader and well...I've never quite figured out how to use it. LOL I got it for my Birthday in July and it's still just sitting around. I'll tell you the problems I have with it:

1) If the battery goes dead, you lose all the things you've previously d/l'd.

2) There's no backlight, so reading is kind of difficult.

3) The stylus(sp?) stopped working after about a month.

BUT, I've never really taken the time to sit with it and try to figure it all out. So let me know if you do and what you think.

Glad you got your house put back together.

Tara Marie said...

Holly, yikes, it sounds like a bad experience. I've already notice I'd have prefered something backlit, but I think I can live with it. I'll post about my reading experience.

Sam said...

We have had leftovers since the 25th as well - lol. I have mostly cheese and turkey left - I had the hugest turkey - took ages to cook. I kept worrying it wouldn't be ready for the meal.

Sam said...

PS - Tara Marie - I've tried e-mailing you but it keeps bouncing. Can you contact me at jennifermacaire @wanadoo. fr?
(no spaces)

Sybil said...

I got an ebookwise and have been too scared to download to it. Tonight I shall try.

Tara Marie said...

Sam, the leftovers worked out pretty nicely, so I'm not complaining.

Sybil, I'm sure Jane will hold your hand like she did mine--LOL.